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Laos Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain​ Expected in Northern and Central​ Areas

Source: Vientiane Times

The northern and central provinces​ can expect isolated thunderstorms​ and heavy rain​ with strong winds from May 29 to June 4, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, has forecast.

This means everyone should be prepared for weather extremes and keep track of forecasts, the department warns.

Typhoon Mawar is moving across the Pacific Ocean and is projected to pass over northern areas of the Philippines but is unlikely to affect Laos.

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The northeast of Laos will see temperatures ranging from 19-33C with thunderstorms and occasional strong winds forecast for Phongsaly, Huaphan and Xieng Khuang provinces.

The northwest will be hotter with temperatures ranging from 21-39C accompanied by heavy rain and possible strong winds in Bokeo, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Xayaboury and Luang Prabang provinces.

The central region will also have thunderstorms, with strong winds and heavy rain showers expected in Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Khammuan and Savannakhet provinces. Temperatures will range from 22-38C.

Temperatures will be lower In Xaysomboun province​ at 18-32C, with isolated thunderstorms, light rain and strong winds forecast​.

Saravan, Champassak, Xekong and Attapeu provinces can expect more hot weather with scattered showers, thunderstorms and wind gusts. Temperatures will range from 24-39C.

Plateau areas​ will be cool in​ the​ mornings with isolated thunderstorms and strong​ winds, and a​ temperature​ range​ of 17-30C.

In Vientiane, temperatures will range from 23-37C with thunderstorms, showers and wind gusts in the mix.

Everyone is advised to keep track of weather forecasts through newspapers, radio and television, or visit the Meteorology and Hydrology Department’s Facebook page to prepare for extreme weather conditions if necessary.